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Strategic Communications Manager (Obesity Health Alliance)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

To improve child health, we need to transform the way we talk about one of our biggest public health challenges –obesity. This new strategic communications role, working within the Obesity Health Alliance (hosted by Diabetes UK) involves leading a programme of work to mobilise health charities and organisations to re-frame their communications about obesity. Working closely with the Frameworks Institute, the role will support OHA members and other health stakeholders to use a toolkit based on their research.

Flexible locations will be considered, but there will be regular travel to London required

Role Responsibility

  • Develop a programme of work to embed the communications toolkit with OHA members and other relevant stakeholders including policy makers and parliamentarians. This will include briefings, workshops and development of materials. 
  • Develop a comprehensive evaluation framework with interim KPIs and long-term outcome measures and commission related research and monitoring.
  • Working with stakeholders to identify opportunities for using the new messages and to overcome internal challenges.
  • Develop a long-term programme of work to further develop the toolkit and embed the frames to bring about long-term change in stakeholder communications.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have significant experience working in a strategic communications or public affairs role preferably in a health focused organisation or agency.

  • Excellent copy writing skills with the ability to flex writing style for range of media and ability to produce engaging presentations, news releases, articles, statements and briefings
  • Ability to build and maintain excellent relationships and influence stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to work autonomously and proactively identify opportunities.

Package Description

The Obesity Health Alliance is hosted by Diabetes UK

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays 
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,500 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working as part of our approach to activity based working
  • Discounts on gym membership
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan (on completion of your probation period)
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)

*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.

About the Company

Diabetes is the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time.  There are currently 3.8 million people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes, and 1 million more with undiagnosed Type 2.

We are working to make sure that those affected by diabetes get the best care and support they need to live well with their condition and avoid life-changing complications.  We're leading the way by funding critical research, improving healthcare and treatment so we can reach our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.

Diabetes UK staff are motivated and experienced and extremely passionate about helping people affected by diabetes.  We have been fighting for people with diabetes for more than 80 years and changed millions of lives thanks to the new treatments, technology and policy changes we've been behind.

But there's more to do.  And you can be part of it.

We're a diverse bunch and as a charity we recognise and respect the value of everyone.

We've recently been awarded a One Star Accreditation status by Best Companies.  And this year we were named 65th in the top 100 not-for-profit organisations in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list. 

We're committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment.

We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.  If you’d like to be part of that, why not join us? 

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